How to find B or Y fares?

Old Jun 23, 19, 7:39 am
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How to find B or Y fares?

Hi all, I'd like to use some M&M miles which will expire soon to upgrade some A3 flights, however those must be either B or Y fares. I've checked a lot of combinations on A3's website and I could not find any B/Y economy tickets. Any idea how to find those fares? Do they still exist? Thanks a lot!
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Old Jun 23, 19, 8:00 am
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I think you need to call to get a quote and book.
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Old Jun 23, 19, 8:05 am
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Those are the two most expensive booking classes.
A round-trip FRA-ATH in B costs about 800€ in July and is thus only 80€ less expensive than booking business class right away.

Oftentimes it might even be cheaper to book business class.
Can't you use the miles to book a flight rather than upgrade one?
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Old Jun 23, 19, 4:58 pm
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You could always find the fare information on matrix.itasoftware.com and then book via Priceline if you want specifically 'Y' and 'B' fares.
However, as Chiller3333 suggested, a Business Class ticket could be much cheaper than a 'Y' or 'B' fare class ticket.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 4:42 am
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As others wrote above, using miles to upgrade a *A flight seldom offers a good value-for-money/value-for-miles. You get to pay for a relatively expensive Economy ticket, you have to pay taxes and fees anyway, and the required mileage is about 80% (if not higher) of that required to get an award in Business in the first place.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by jumpallover View Post
Hi all, I'd like to use some M&M miles which will expire soon to upgrade some A3 flights, however those must be either B or Y fares.
This is a terrible, terrible, terrible idea.

If you genuinely can't find a use for these M&M miles that doesn't require you to buy a costly B/Y ticket (you would probably be able to buy a discount business class fare for less than the price of an economy B/Y ticket) then just let the miles die.

See this example: You end up paying more than 4 times the current cheapest fare just to get a "B" fare. You could buy a business class ticket outright for just €8 more. Is that really a good use of the miles?
If you bought a "Y" ticket, you end up paying far more than the current cheapest-available business class ticket.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 1:50 pm
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Great! Thanks for the answers, now I understand why I could not find those fares
I'll just buy exchange those miles for some sort of coupons!
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Old Jun 25, 19, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by jumpallover View Post
Great! Thanks for the answers, now I understand why I could not find those fares
I'll just buy exchange those miles for some sort of coupons!
only BR has good Y,B fare as far as I know
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